1829 Map of U.S. Lead Mines on Upper Mississippi River

I found this 1829 map of the United States Lead Mines on the upper Mississippi River at my grandmother’s house. The map was drawn and published by R.W. Chandler of Galena.  I scanned it as black & white.

According to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s website:

This is the best-known map of southwestern Wisconsin during the lead mining boom of the 1820s. The long text surrounding the map contains many statistics about mining activities in the region, including production 1825-1829, and the map proper depicts the location of all the major mines and settlements. Portage and Fort Winnebago are at the extreme upper right; the future site of Madison is on the four lakes on the right; Prairie du Chien and Fort Crawford are at the upper left; and Rock Island, Illinois, and Fort Armstrong are at the lower left.

1829 U.S. Map of Lead Mines on the Upper Mississippi River

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